Hidden Door Book Case

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Project by CMorgan posted 1695 days ago 3512 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this book case for a friend’s basement home theater room. The case will be installed as a door to a utility closet that has the furnace and hot water heater. The left side of the case will be attached to the wall using a piano hinge but the weight will be supported by furniture movers attached to the bottom. I thought about using casters but the floor is carpet and I was worried about the casters sinking into the carpet too much making it difficult to swing open. I will post some pictures of it once he gets the room done and has installed the case. The case is made of yellow birch and was ebonized using General Finishes water based ebony dye and then topcoated with Arm-R-Seal.

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#1 posted 1695 days ago

Very nice… the finish….interesting idea for a door….can’t wait to see it in place.

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#2 posted 1695 days ago

Looks good from here!! Welcome to LJ.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

#3 posted 1695 days ago

way cool idea i love it

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#4 posted 1695 days ago

cool bookcase plus hidden compartment

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#5 posted 1693 days ago

Beautiful bookcase! What did you finish it with?

-- Will, Tampa, FL

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#6 posted 1692 days ago

Thats a beautiful bookcase.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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